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Why do believers still think the fear of hell is compelling for non believers?


I stumbled across several new hubs recently talking about how if you don't follow Jesus, you're going to hell to be consumed by both fire and insects forever. Non believers recognize this for what it is - an appeal to emotion (namely fear) to convince others to join certain beliefs. They seem to enjoy describing the torments in gleeful detail, not realizing that Christianity certainly does not have a monopoly on the conveyor of eternal torment, yet they aren't the least bit afraid of other hells. Why do they think the fear is enough to warrant belief in unprovable doctrines?

 

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    Julie McFarland (JMcFarland) 2 years ago

    Or a physical body to feel pain with. "Spirits" don't feel pain, and they have no flesh to hurt.


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    Julie McFarland (JMcFarland) 2 years ago

    I agree, although I have met some believers who seem to enjoy taking about hell, not the least bit afraid for the people who will go there, if true. I just don't know why they think it's compelling enough to believe for us.


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    Julie McFarland (JMcFarland) 2 years ago

    Pascals wager is another appeal to emotion, and it totally falls short of its intended target without the fallacy of special pleading. http://wiki.ironchariots.org/index.php?title=Pasca...


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